From 1 January to 30 December 2024

The chemistry Museum

Cultural heritage : Museum 8.6/10 Très bon
Arts and culture, Industry, Local history
family From 8 years

The museum traces the history, techniques and applications of the chemical industry in southern Grenoble from 1915 to the present day.
Self-guided tour, guided tour or audioguide via the Tellnoo app.

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Located in Jarrie, on the first floor of the town hall, in the heart of the Clos Jouvin municipal park, the museum is set in the preserved environment of the old, cool, vaulted cellars of the manor house. The tour presents the history of chemistry since antiquity, and traces the history, techniques and applications of the chemical industry in southern Grenoble, from 1915 to the present day. Chemistry in the 21st century, omnipresent in our daily lives and essential to meeting the challenges of sustainable development, is more innovative and responsible than ever.
The tour route, completely renovated in 2014, is punctuated by new open-access workbenches: build a Volta cell, perform electrolysis or operate a fuel cell!
A video consultation area and a library are available to the public. A new mediation and exhibition room allows you to visit the Chemistry Museum according to its programming. Until December 2023, you can discover the interactive exhibition "When chemistry enlightens us".
Additional equipment: audioguide with Tellnoo application (application downloadable free of charge from your smartphone).

Disabled parking 10 m away.
Parking for 2 coaches nearby (on-site drop-off possible).
Children's group min. 5 / max. 30
Animals are not accepted, except guide dogs.

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Means of payment
  • Cash
  • Check

Adult: 3 €
Child: 1 €
Student: 1 €.

For groups: Reservations at least 3 weeks in advance

From 3 €

Opening periods

From 01/01 to 30/12/2024, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, May 1st, May 8th, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.

Equipments and characteristics

  • Pets refused
  • Parking
  • Wi-fi
  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance


Bus express line 3 "Grenoble-Vizille" stop pont de champ

  • Latitude: 45.096822
  • longitude: 5.742416


  • Station district
  • Close to a public transportation
  • Village centre
  • Lake 5 km away

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Open on Tuesdays!
Parc du Clos Jouvin, a quiet 21-hectare park planted with trees, is open for walks.

Activities / entertainment :
- Temporary artist or scientific exhibitions
- Family outings (some Saturdays according to program)
- Scientific and artistic workshops for the general public
- Participation in major events: fête de la science, museum night, fête des musées, heritage days, etc.
To find out more, consult the events calendar.

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